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Bennett Farms would like to congratualate all Bennett Farms riders who participated in the Saddleseat and Western School League Show - USEF Affiliate

image of Natalie riding Huck in a western class

The next Saddleseat and Western School League of Greater Los Angeles (SWSL), USEF licensed horse show competition is scheduled for October 2, 2010. If you are interested in representing your junior of senior high school, now is the time to join and start training!

image of Natalie riding Huck in a western class

The Saddleseat and Western School League of Greater Los Angeles is a newly formed equestrian group and proudly, one of a limited number of United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) affiliates. The SWSL is a non-profit corporation founded to promote and oversee equestrian competition involving riders in grades 7 through 12. It will host four USEF licensed shows per school year and offer Saddle Seat and Western disciplines in four skill levels. Saddleseat will offer Equitation and Equitation Horsemanship. Western will also offer Equitation and Horsemanship classes.


image of Madeleine on Xenophe in a saddle seat equitation class


The purpose of Saddleseat and Western School League competition is to provide team recognition for Junior and Senior high school students who ar involved in Saddleseat and Western riding programs and to promote the sport as an interscholastic team activity. The SWSL encourages the development of superior riding skills and develops athletes for regional and national competitions in equestrian sports. For more information please visit their web site at www.saddlseatwesternschoolleague.com



image of Alex riding Champagne on Ice in a saddle seat equitation class

Bennett Farms is proud to have Sharon Grosshans, senior saddleseat equitation instructor, on our staff to teach SWSL riders to successfully compete in these USEF licensed "youth" horse show competitions. Sharon has more than 20 years experience as an equitation instructor in the San Gabriel Valley and through her combined efforts with USEF, has implemented this program for the children of the greater Los Angeles area. Sharon's success has been demonstrated by the fact that each of her students earned first place ribbons in every class that they entered at the first horse show of the 2009/2010 school year..

image of Tessa riding Xenophine in a saddle seat equitation class

"Bennett Farms is a quality barn with excellent horses in a premier location." says Grosshans. "You are always warmly welcomed here. I really enjoy working with such a professional team developing exceptional riders. "Bennett Farms also offer all levels of horses to reach your goal from the beginner to the advanced rider as presented in photographs on the pages of our web site.

image of Lexi riding Xenophine
image of Charles riding Magnificent Color
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